Supervisory International Relations Officer (Spanish)

US Dept of Labor

About the organization

To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.


This position is located in the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Child Labor, Technical Assistance & Cooperation Unit, Latin America & Caribbean Division, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OFFT), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), in Washington DC, with primary responsibility for serving as Division Chief. PROFICIENCY IN THE SPANISH LANGUAGE, READING, AND WRITING IS REQUIRED.

Major duties for this position include but are not limited to, the following:

Manages, directs and supervises, and provides day-to-day direction, support and leadership to a team of 4-6 staff in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor & Human Trafficking.

Supervises the daily work of staff and provides regular guidance and feedback to employees regarding performance and conduct, as appropriate.

Offers assistance to employees with performance or conduct deficiencies, as needed.

Conducts research and makes recommendations to the Director and Deputy Director of OCFT on issues related to short and long-range planning for program development, human resources development, operating program and administrative policy, and internal and external coordination.

Provides recommendations on how resources are to be used for particular projects and the control measures needed to ensure project completion and management.


. Degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; OR 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines AND 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods.


2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


3. Experience: four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.

In additional to the basic requirements, all applicants must also meet the specialized experience for this position.


$142,701 to $170,800 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Language Requirement - Ability to speak and read Spanish in all styles and forms of the language pertinent to the duties of the position.

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